37 CFR 11.49: Burden of proof

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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11.49    Burden of proof.

In a disciplinary proceeding, the OED Director shall have the burden of proving the violation by clear and convincing evidence and a respondent shall have the burden of proving any affirmative defense by clear and convincing evidence.

[Added, 73 FR 47650, Aug. 14, 2008, effective Sept. 15, 2008]